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2022 News

AU members, together with NASA and Edinburgh scientists, use James Webb Space Telescope data to unveil young stars in early stages of formation
15 December 2022

James Webb Space Telescope infrared capabilities pierce through dust clouds to make rare find.

QMUL Astronomy Unit member Dr Andrea Larosa awarded the AGU Fred L. Scarf Award
6 September 2022

Dr Andrea Larosa has been awarded the AGU Fred L. Scarf Award for his work on magnetic switchbacks and Langmuir waves with the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission

Observatory QMUL Astronomical Observatory undergoes significant upgrade
11 August 2022

The QMUL Astronomical Observatory is undergoing a major upgrade to allow full remote operation of the dome and telescopes. This will greatly expand the range of projects that students will be able to carry out as part of their final-year projects.

Atrial Digital Twins. Credit: Caroline Roney. Queen Mary Science and Engineering researchers awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships to tackle heart irregular heart rhythms and explore turbulence in space plasma
15 June 2022

Dr Caroline Roney and Dr Christopher Chen are among 84 promising leaders awarded fellowships totalling £98 million.

Physics and Astronomy at the Festival of Communities
12 June 2022

Members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy took part in QMUL's Festival of Communities to showcase our work to the public.

Astronomy Unit academic awarded ERC grant to investigate how planets are formed from dust
27 April 2022

Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper has been awarded € 2,314,680 from the European Research Council (ERC) to study how dust distribution impacts the formation of planets.

AU researchers join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
24 January 2022

A team of researchers from the QMUL Cosmology & Relativity group have been admitted to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the global organisation leading the detection and interpretation of gravitational wave events.

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